No words. No. Words.
No words. No. Words.
David Copperfield admits in the most recent edition of Maxim that concealing his passport and wallet using sleight of hand whilst being robbed in West Palm Beach, Florida several years ago… might not have been the smartest idea.
Is it true you once foiled some muggers with magic?
Yeah – it was pure stupidity. Doing magic with a gun in your face is really, really stupid. But I did it, it was a natural reaction and I did it, and I’m here to tell the tale.
So what happened?
We were in Florida, finished a show, went to eat, [and] walking back to my tour buses through a group of people, a car pulls up and a bunch of kids get out of the car. And I think they are asking me for my autograph, and they looked at me and they didn’t know who the hell I was, and they pointed guns at us. And I was like, that’s not an autograph, that’s not a pen, that’s a gun in my face! And they say, “Give us your money.” And the girls smartly handed over their purses and wallets, and I had a passport and a wallet in my pocket and kept them concealed. I showed my pockets empty, and the girls gave them their stuff, and they left.
A word to the wise…
Three young magicians enter the Thunder Dome that is The Today Show. Under the judging eyes of a living legend, they must perform one trick. Who wins? Who gets to awkwardly stand aside while Matt and Savannah interview the victor?
Find out above.
From David Letterman last week. This is what you hear when you call David Copperfield on his private island.
We’ve come across a bunch of “unofficial” videos of David Copperfield giving his tour through his secret warehouse but here is an official one as posted by USA Today. It features a look at a bunch of DC’s own illusions and a peak at some of his Houdini collection.
Three favorite things about this clip:
3. That Copperfield’s Magic Monday’s will conclude with a magic competition, to be judged by DC.
2. Copperfield’s awesome trick transporting Savannah Guthrie’s ring.
1. The fact that Today opened the segment with Rick Ross’ David Copperfield. Which I am still amazed exists.